Our talented staff is taking time this summer to create idea vignettes for you with a new series we’re calling SITTING PRETTY. We’ve just added a neutral sofa to the showroom and each person on staff will offer you a glimpse into their own unique design prowess. In this way, we take the intimidation out of using fine decorator fabrics in your home and encourage you to spark a few ideas that can be incorporated into your style.
I am Leticia Graves, better known as Letty. I was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico and graduated from The Interior Decorating Institute. I worked at an architect firm in Mexico City for four years doing residential and commercial decorating. When I married we moved to Clearwater, FL and I began working at a wallpaper store. Once we moved to Tallahassee, I gained more expertise while on staff at Wallpaper It Now, doing consultations and window treatments. When at home with our two baby girls, I created a home business, fabricating window treatments, pillows and other decorating projects.
As the girls grew old enough to be home alone, I re-entered the design world and am happily employed at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics. Here I found the perfect match for my passion for textiles and color. While working at Chrysalis, I continue to enjoy time in my home studio, perfecting the art of creating numerous types of window treatments. Although I find a diverse variety of styles in decorating appealing, I’m partial to more casual/modern fashion and rustic architecture. My hobbies, include spending time with family (Marcia & Julia now 18 and 15)painting, restyling furniture, and knitting. I also love outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking, and canoeing with my family – Marcie & Julia, now 18 and 15, and my husband Gary. I’ve thoroughly enjoy working here at Chrysalis Fabrics and have developed a tight bond with my work family, Suzanne, Krista, Susan and Danna. We have a great team! Here at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics & Furnishings, we recently began displaying a sofa for our SITTING PRETTY design series. With the new addition to our store, the staff will be taking turns designing the pillows, throws, and other accessories that complement a neutral background – offering you design ideas in colors and textures that may be used in your home. Reflecting my personal taste in casual design, I chose a cool palette of turquoises, greens, and tans, giving it a relaxed look for the simmering summer. Note the vintage side tables (reclaimed and repainted) and a beautiful and functional Dash & Albert rug. The round tablecloth and lamp compliment the cool colors and create a complete – cohesive design. This look is perfect for the casual room in your home or at the coast!